The German Deutsche Netzmarketing GmbH partners with Stingray to offer three 4K UHD TV channels
Network operators will have access to Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Hits 4K, and Stingray
Cologne, October 14th, 2019 – The German umbrella organization DNMG has partnered with Stingray, a
leading music, media and technology company, to provide three native 4K UHD specialty TV channels,
Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Hits 4K, and Stingray Ambiance 4K to its network operators in Germany.
DNMG is the first partner in the German-speaking area to introduce Stingray’s 4K UHD portfolio to its
network operators. The partnership will provide network operators a significant edge that will appeal to
subscribers who crave the pristine quality of 4K viewing.
Stingray’s 4K channels offer subscribers a wide selection of entertainment, including concerts, theatre
performances, electrifying DJ sets, and beautiful ballet and opera with Stingray Festival 4K; music videos
from today’s biggest stars, indie darlings, and up-and-coming artists with Stingray Hits 4K; and beautiful
natural imagery set to pristine nature sounds and tailor-made soundtracks with Stingray Ambiance 4K.
The channels will be available on the playout server in the EQUINIX FR5 data center in Frankfurt/Main.
The operators only need to pick up the signal via their carrier VPN connection from Equinix via a
“There are currently more than ten million 4K televisions on the market, with seven million additional sets
per year. The partnership includes both free TV and pay rights for all channels, giving network operators
unprecedented flexibility to deliver the highest 4K quality to their customers.,” said Ingo P. Schuchert,
Managing Director at DNMG. “In order to make this USP possible, DNMG is investing for the first time in
its own systems and infrastructure, thus creating the basis for future 4K business models for our network
“We are thrilled to embark on this agreement with DNMG, especially as it marks the first entry of the
Stingray 4K TV channels in the German-speaking market,” stated Mathieu Peloquin, Senior Vice-
President, Marketing and Content of Stingray. “The fast pace of technological innovation continues to
provide new avenues for growth and partnerships, and Stingray is proud to be a front-runner in providing
new entertainment opportunities for music-lovers worldwide.”
DNMG, and the network operators organized within the German umbrella organization, are playing a
pioneering role in the roll-out of 4K by investing in the development of the technical infrastructure and
financing the top-quality 4K UHD content. The first network operators to benefit from this launch include
Stadtwerke Konstanz, RFT, wilhelm.tel and willy.tel.
With over 200 members, DNMG is the largest marketing organisation for medium-sized and municipal
operators of cable television and Fttx networks in German-speaking countries. As the central interface
between partners and network operators, DNMG ensures the efficient implementation of contracts and
serves as a central point of contact for both parties in all contractual matters. For more
Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology
company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-toconsumer
and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, SVOD
content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps,
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which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.
For more information please contact
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray 1 514-664-1244, ext. 2362
DNMG Deutsche Netzmarketing GmbH
+49 221 270 969 70